Park City Institute

Park City Institute Looking For A New Home

Jan 30, 2018

This is the 20th season at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. The Park City Institute schedules the center and uses it as home base.  However, in the last 10 years, they’ve has searched for a new location so they can expand program offerings.  The Treasure Hill development may have held some potential for a new center, but now that's off the table. Carolyn Murray has more on this:

Anne Lamott returns to the Eccles Center on Saturday.  She’s an author, TED speaker, teacher and political activist.  Her books are mostly autobiographical, non-fiction works.  A quick internet search of her quotes shows thousands of results.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Rhiannon Giddens Park City Institute

Grammy-winning vocalist Rhiannon Giddens hits the Eccles Main Stage this New Year’s Eve at 8pm. Giddens co-founded The Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old-time string band from Durham, NC, in which she plays banjo and fiddle.  She has also played with Yo-Yo Ma in the Silk Road String Ensemble and received a MacArthur Foundation Genius Award for 2017. Carolyn Murray has this:

Local News Hour December 26, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

On todays show our first guest was Utah State Representative for district 53, Logan Wilde. He was in to talk about upcoming legislation and other hot button issues like education, the new DUI law, rural jobs and air quality.  Tom Farkas from Citizens Against The Wall was in to outline his concerns about UDOT"s noise barrier along I-80.  Olympic Gold Medalist Nordic Skier, Billy DeMong and Marketing Director with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, Melanie Welsch, had an overview of the winner take all Olympic  qualifiers coming up at the Utah Olympic Park this weekend.

Christmas is right around the corner and just in time to get you swinging into the spirit of things is the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy band. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

When the announcement that a possible settlement with the Treasure Hill partners was first made, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas noted the efforts of Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr who, he said, helped bring all of the parties to the table. Now some are asking what the Institute hopes to get out of deal. KPCW’s Melissa Allison spoke to Teri Orr who says the organization is just looking for a home.

Park City School District

Last week, the Trump Administration announced plans to rescind the executive order that  has allowed children of illegal Immigrants deferment from deportation.  It’s known as DACA and the Park City Board of Education has now issued a safe schools resolution outlining their commitment to the children who attend school in Park City.Carolyn Murray has more:

DACA Repealed and Park City Organizations Respond

Sep 7, 2017
Bright Futures PCSD

The program allowing children of illegal immigrants to apply for protection from deportation, under the DACA program, came to an end on Tuesday. Current DACA students have just a month to renew and The Park City Institute and other partner organizations are scrambling to help local students meet the deadline.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Courtesy of park City Education Foundation / Bright Futures Students

The number of immigrant children who came with their parents to the United States, is thought to be between 800,000 and 1.7 million.   The executive order called DACA, protecting these children of immigrants from deportation, was rescinded by President Trump on Tuesday.  Carolyn Murray has more on how this announcement affects some Park City residents.

An update on the investigation into the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School Students tops this morning’s Local News Hour.  Host Renai Bodley talks to Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter about the new synthetic drug “pink” and why police are concerned it could be in our community.  Then Summit County Councilman Tal Adair gives an update on criminal justice reform and a new plan to move non-violent drug offenders out of the jail and into supervision.  Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck talks about the Discovery CORE project, which is a mixed affordable housing project